Mrs. Rita Ross
Department: Fine Arts
Mrs. Rita Ross is the coordinator of the Fine Arts Department at OLL. She teaches Art I, Art II, Art II Honors and Screen Printing as well as organizing after school projects for the Fashion Club. Mrs. Ross studied at the New York Studio School and received her MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Yale University where she studied with Andrew Forge, William Bailey and James DeMartino. Mrs. Ross began teaching at New Haven University and earned her teaching certification K-12 for art education at SUNY New Paltz. Mrs. Ross is a teacher as well as a practicing artist and brings a thorough foundation in representational drawing and painting technique to her teaching. She lives with her family in Clintondale and shows her work regionally.
Art II H- Mrs. Ross
Week of May 12, 2014, Art II Honors
Stained Glass Painting of The Virgin Mary and Saints:
1. Apply gold leaf to paintings of the Virgin Mary.
2. Frame image of Mary using stencils to embellish the frame.
3. Write a description of your painting of Mary including your observations of hand gestures and facial expressions. How is Mary’s divinity conveyed in the painting?
Art II- Mrs. Ross
Week of May 12, 2014 - Art II
1. Finish space station models.
2. Begin time line of art history final exam project.
Art I- Mrs. Ross
Week of April 28, 2014, Art I
Point of View Still Life Project:
1. Fold large piece of paper into quarters.
2. Draw objects in the center of the table from four different positions, changing your seat four times.
3. Divide the drawings and rearrange for effective design.
3. Continue construction using cardboard for the foundation and metal, wood, rice paper and foam for the surface.
Scrn Print-Mrs. Ross
Week of April 28, 2014, Screen Printing
1. Finish wall hangings.
2 Experiment with various tie dying patterns.
3. Plan T-shirt design.